Michaelmas Week 6

Notes from College

Learn to Pitch Perfectly – a pitching workshop for Churchill students & alumni on Nov. 14th

14 November, 5.45pm–8.30pm Churchill College

Includes complimentary cold buffet dinner and drinks

This free workshop, open to all Churchill students studying any subject will offer hands-on, practical coaching to help you:

–        Enhance communication and presentation skills

–        Present your business idea in ways to engage with customers and investors

–        Prepare yourself for College and University enterprise competitions

–        Understand how to influence and impress potential employers

Find out more about Adelina and register your place – please note that places are limited: www.chu.cam.ac.uk/learn-to-pitch

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact Annabel Busher in the Alumni & Development office: development@chu.cam.ac.uk

MCR Events

Chu-Talk – Valentina Ndolo @ Tizard Room – Wed November 13th 19:30-20:00

Title: “Assessing Anthrax Occurrence Patterns in Uganda Using Ecological Niche Modeling”

Weekly MCR Yoga @ Seminar Room 3/4 – Thurs Nov 14th 18:00-19:00

Join us for a FREE Yoga session, if you have your own mat bring it along, otherwise we have some provided 🙂

Churchill MCR Guest Night – “Out of this World” – Saturday Dec 7th at 19:00 – Midnight

Sign up for the most popular event in the MCR’s calendar!

Details on the Facebook Event

The theme for Michaelmas 2019 is: OUT OF THIS WORLD! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged. Please take it in any interpretation you would like.

TO SIGN UP
First ticket release is coming up! Be ready to act fast at 7PM this Friday, 15 November. For this round of tickets, all MCR members are limited to a maximum of 3 guests each. MCR member price is £18, and guest price is £20 (includes wine and soft drinks at formal hall).

SCHEDULE
Pre-dinner drinks @ 7, followed by a formal dinner @ 7:30. After dinner, take your pick of entertainment: silent disco, Churchill Casino, karaoke, live music, and MCR themed drinks. Start making a trajectory now (or maybe you can just orbit :D).

Can’t wait to have a blast!!

Academic

SYMBLS 2019 Graduate Symposium for Biological & Life Sciences – 15 November

SymBLS is a multidisciplinary life science symposium organised by University of Cambridge PhD students. Since 2006, SymBLS has brought together students and renowned keynote speakers to explore trending topics in life sciences. Current students will have the opportunity to give oral and poster presentations and enter our image competitions. This year we are looking forward to keynote addresses from Dr Ramanujan Hegde (FRS; LMB, Cambridge), Dr Tim Weil (University of Cambridge), Dr Sandrine Thuret (King’s College London), Dr Graeme Smith (Artios Pharma) and Lakechia Jeanne (founder of Girls in Science). The theme of the symposium centres on the perception of failure in academic science, and as such we will conclude the day with a panel discussion on this topic which we
anticipate will inspire much debate.

To sign up for this symposium and get more information follow the link below!

http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/events/symposium-biological-and-life-sciences-2017-symbls/

Pitching Workshop – Nov. 14th 17:45
Could you be the next millionaire?

Includes complimentary cold buffet dinner and drinks

This free workshop, open to all Churchill students studying any subject, will be led by the celebrated ‘Geek Whisperer’ Adelina Chalmers. The workshop will offer hands-on, practical coaching to help you:

–       Enhance communication and presentation skills

–       Present your business idea in ways to engage with customers and investors

–       Prepare yourself for College and University enterprise competitions

–       Understand how to influence and impress potential employers

Find out more about Adelina and register your place – please note that places are limited: www.chu.cam.ac.uk/learn-to-pitch

Careers

The ‘Brilliant’ Club Tutoring Positions Availabl

This is a joint message from The Brilliant Club and The University of Cambridge about the opportunity for you to work as a PhD tutor in 2019-20.

This is an opportunity we greatly encourage you to find out more about, you can do so by joining one of The Brilliant Club’s short information webinars which will be taking place at regular intervals over the coming months – register interest here.

Through working as a tutor on The Scholars Programme, you will:

•          Join a community of over 1200 researchers working to make access to university fair   for school pupils from underrepresented backgrounds

•          Develop teaching experience through small group tutorial delivery

•          Receive high-quality training and support

•          Enhance your employability skills

•          Disseminate your research to a unique, non-expert audience in the local community

•          Be paid £500 per placement

Further information about what the charity offers both pupils who take part in the programme and you as PhD tutors, can be found on The Brilliant Club’s website where you can apply to take part too.

There will be an Assessment Centre at the University of Cambridge on 12th December so please make sure you apply at least two weeks beforehand.

Should you wish to apply now, you can do so here.

Around the University

Thanksgiving lunch


You may not be at home for the holidays but you’re not alone – bring your friends and join your fellow Americans to eat, drink and be merry together. Now in its twentieth year, our traditional Thanksgiving lunch includes turkey and pumpkin pie, as well as live music. Come and enjoy the holiday with us for only £13.

Students of all nationalities are welcome.


When: Thursday 28 November at 12.45pm

Where: Main Dining Hall, University Centre, Granta Place, CB2 1RU

Book now: www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/tg19

Tickets cost £13, but children aged 2 to 12 years can attend for only £7 and there’s no charge for children under two. Booking closes at midnight on Monday 18 November.

Cambridge Admission Office Session Leader Recruitment

 Cambridge Admissions Office wants to let you know that recruitment for Session Leaders to our Postgraduate Outreach Scheme is open from Monday 14th October until noon on Friday 29th November.

Session Leaders are deployed across the University to design, plan and deliver engaging academic session to young people aged 11-18. This opportunity is open to all PhD students with at least 2 years left to study and is a great opportunity for post-graduates to gain teaching experience and work across college’s, departments and in recruitment and outreach for the Cambridge Admissions Office.